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Old 07-09-2002, 09:24 PM   #1
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Arrow Brake Install

For those of you who have done it... How difficult is it to change brake pads, rotors and lines? Thanks for your input!

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Old 07-09-2002, 09:28 PM   #2
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brake pads and rotors are easy to change because they don't involve bleeding the brakes. that's the only thing holding me back from changing the lines myself.
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:15 PM   #3
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bleeding isn't too hard. Get yourself a friend, bottle of brake fluid, little hose, and plastic bottle, and bleed

If you would like specific instructions let me know.

Josh

edit: Oh BTW Jacob, I'm goin to be leaving to come up to Seattle on July 26th. Will prob be around till Aug 6th-7th. I've got a laundry list of stuff I'm hoping to be able to do to my car while I'm up there. Damn I miss having a garage

Let me know if you or any of the other legacy folk would want to meet up some time. Hopefully I can get most my mods on/done early in the first week.
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:20 PM   #4
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well i have an idea on how to do it, i'm just affraid that i'd mess up something. brakes are not something i want to mess with unless i had someone who knew what they were doing helping.
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:54 PM   #5
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It is a very easy job. I don't have the SS lines but I did bleed the brakes a couple of months ago. I bought a Motive power bleeder so I could bleed by myself. It is a wonderful tool. I changed the fluid in mine and my wife's car in a total of 1 hour. Remember to start at the RR than do the LF, than do LR and last but not least RF. Subaru has two seperate diagonal circuits. So you need to bleed one, than the other. I would recommend getting a power bleeder or a vacuum bleeder. Makes the job almost fun.
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:57 PM   #6
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I paid to have mine done... mainly 'cause I was in lazy mode and didn't feel like dickin' around w/ it. I've changed pads and rotors in my older Subarus... isn't difficult. Like everyone else says... it helps if you've got an extra hand to bleed the brakes. Sometimes the stainless lines are a bit tricky to route properly... if you've got tools, place to work, and time... I'd say hook it up yourself.

Let me know if you decide to DIY... I'll give you a hand if available.
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Old 07-10-2002, 01:14 AM   #7
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To pull the rotors (to get them dressed) and change the pads on a Subaru is walk in the park as they say. Easy. That includes putting it on four jack stands for ease of access. Add a little more time if you have to jack each wheel up individually. Go to Scooby Mods to check out the how to stuff.

General rule of thumb - replace two sets of front pads to one set of back pads (there are exceptions - mostly mountain running and hard running track days). I pull the wheels and check the brakes every 5K miles when I rotate the tires. The two to one ratio is reasonably accurate. One thing is for sure - get the 8mm x 2", "Magic Bolt" to use on the rotors. If your rotor has been on the car for any length of time that bolt will make the difference between a frustrating, schnitzed up event and a quick, routine, pull the rotor event.

Cracking the lines to change out a caliper or to put on SS lines, is a bit more time but as HIHO mentioned, a power bleeder is worth it's weight in gold when you want to get the brakes bled and not put stress on the relationship with your SO. The power bleeder will pay for itself in time alone the first time you use it.

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Old 07-10-2002, 01:03 PM   #8
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WOW! Thanks for the great feedback guys!

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Old 07-10-2002, 01:21 PM   #9
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i didn't have "magic bolts " so used a 3 lb. rubber hammer to break the rotors loose.
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Old 07-10-2002, 11:21 PM   #10
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i didn't have "magic bolts " so used a 3 lb. rubber hammer to break the rotors loose.

You da man Froggert. Like my dad always said, if you can't get it off with a little WD-40, (which I don't recommend in this case because you could end up soaking your e-brake shoes) get a bigger hammer.

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Old 07-11-2002, 01:59 AM   #11
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jacob- i've got step by step instrustions and pics to go along with it if ya want. PM me if ur interested
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Old 07-12-2002, 12:21 AM   #12
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jacob- i've got step by step instrustions and pics to go along with it if ya want. PM me if ur interested
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Old 07-12-2002, 02:06 AM   #13
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Voltis,

Just a suggestion but it would be cool if you'd post your brake repair directions/pics in the FAQ and/or on the Scoobymoods.com site under Legacy.

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Old 07-12-2002, 02:15 AM   #14
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Old 07-13-2002, 01:11 AM   #15
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I just recently replaced front rotors on my 90 Legacy and the drivers side rotor just fell off but the passenger side was totally fused in place. After using rust buster (soak an hour) and whacking at it, I got a 2 jaw 6" gear puller and put some tension on the rotor. It came off after 5 whacks with the gear puller.

I wouldn't recommend this if you are going to turn and reuse the rotors (I replaced mine anyway.)
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Old 07-13-2002, 09:08 AM   #16
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Some install info here. It's for my RS but should be very similar:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...=&threadid=349

Magic bolts:



PS if you have anything that you want posted on the Scoobymods site send the stuff to me and I'll see it gets there

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